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StopGap Consultant

Christine Ebeling Long

Lead Consultant



The Serious Bit

Christine is a Lead Consultant working on permanent roles in the beauty & cosmetics, consumer goods, electronics, entertainment, FMCG, food & drink, health, wellbeing & OTC, household and telecommunications sectors.

With a wealth of previous marketing experience including board level roles with Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R and Publicis, Christine has managed the marketing and advertising for blue chip clients such as L’Oreal, P&G, Hewlett Packard, SCA, Colgate-Palmolive and Mars. 

The Fun Bit

When I was little I wanted to be... 

...a DJ, because I used to spend all my time playing records on my father’s old HMV imitation-snakeskin, 1950’s Bakelite portable record player (if you call something which is now in a museum and that wouldn’t fit in hand luggage portable!)

My first job ever was...

…something I actually loved - working weekends at the cheese/deli counter at Woolworths in Australia – I used to be able to measure out exactly 250g of cheddar by sight.

The most daring thing I've ever done was...

…coming to England with no money, no job, no family and nowhere to live.

In my spare time you can find me...

…on the tennis court, reading a crime novel, watching copious amounts of (US, French, UK, Scandinavian) crime and sci-fi dramas, eating, writing restaurant reviews or drinking cocktails.

I really enjoyed Christine's help and advice when I wanted to make an important career change. From the basics of getting my CV "just right" for the industry I was looking at and always respecting my job wishes when roles became available, to giving specific advice on how to prepare for an interview and thoroughly advocating me to the company of my choice. Christine offers the full service you need when you are looking for a new opportunity. It's been a pleasure working with her and I am thrilled to say I have now found my dream job!

Lotte Bongaerts
Trade Marketing Manager, Cafedirect

I contacted Christine when seeking new opportunities. I was very impressed by her efficiency and ability to provide relevant options which matched my specific experiences and skills. She understood what I wanted and was very supportive, not only providing me with relevant options but also with guidance and advice throughout the process. I would not hesitate in recommending Christine to anybody who is looking for a talented professional who cares about the people she is dealing with, you will not just be another number! "

Emma Dyer
European Brand Manager Birds Eye / Iglo / Findus

I would really like to thank you very much for all your help during my job search and that you always had me "on your radar". I am really thankful for that! You were really one of the people who made a difference to my search!

In my experience Christine has a rare quality among recruitment consultants. She has the ability to listen and understand not only to what the client is looking for, but also the motivations and aspirations of the candidates which results in the long term fruitful partnerships. Any strong marketing professionals that are searching for their dream job will get a fantastic partner in Christine.

Christine is an outstanding recruitment professional. Like her other Stopgap colleagues, Christine places great value on getting to know her candidates at a deeper level than is common within the industry. Because of her innate ability to read people and to quickly understand a candidate's individual skills and needs, she provides a highly bespoke service, which differs dramatically from the superficial box-ticking recruitment approach often seen elsewhere. Christine is friendly, positive and supportive, going beyond the call of duty to ensure that both candidates and clients are satisfied with any recruitment outcomes. I would recommend her unreservedly to anyone looking for a refreshingly genuine, positive recruitment experience.

Annabelle Clark
Digital Brand Manager at Unilever

A selection of my jobs

  • Are you a Customer Marketing Manager looking for a great opportunity in Consumer Electronics?

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £40,000 - £45,000 plus car and benefits
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 plus car and benefits
  • Fantastic PPC Marketing Manager opportunity in Consumer Electronics in Surrey

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £50,000 - £55,000 plus car and benefits plus car and benefits
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 plus car and benefits plus car and benefits
  • Great opportunity for an Affiliate marketing specialist to work for this leading electronics company.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £45,000 - £50,000 plus car and benefits
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 plus car and benefits
  • Fantastic opp for a marketing asst with a passion for beauty and experience in ecommerce or digital

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £20,000 - £25,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
  • Opportunity for a marketing executive to join this global, industry-challenging organisation

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £28,000 - £32,000 excellent benefits
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 excellent benefits
  • Are you passionate about innovation in food with proven ability to introduce the right stage gate processes?

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £50,000 + car and benefits
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £50,000 + car and benefits
  • Opportunity for Trade Marketer with Food Service or FMCG Grocery experience (Fairtrade).

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £30,000 - £35,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
  • Great opportunity for a junior Campaign Manager with exceptional CRM and email marketing experience.

    Location:
    South East England
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £30,000 - £35,000 and great benefits
    Location: South East England
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 and great benefits
  • Fantastic opportunity for a multi-channel retail marketing manager with a passion for cake

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £50,000 - £55,000 plus bonus and share options
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 plus bonus and share options
  • Great opportunity to be Brand Lead on this famous beer brand.

    Location:
    Greater London
    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Job Salary:
    £55,000 - £60,000
    Location: Greater London
    Job Type: Permanent
    Job Salary: £55,000 - £60,000